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Air Fryer Seasoned Chickpeas

Air Fryer Seasoned Chickpeas

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Makes about 8 ounces (227g)
By Dennis W. Viau; modified from several recipes

You can roast chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in an air fryer. With your favorite seasoning, these are a delicious snack to munch upon and they’re healthy too. I started with dry chickpeas, which require soaking, but you can use canned chickpeas instead.

Ingredients:

8 ounces (227g) (scant 1¼ cups) dry chickpeas, or one 16-ounce (454g) can
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons of your favorite seasoning mix, such as a pork rub for barbecue (see below)

Directions:

If using dry garbanzo beans, place in a bowl and cover with plenty of water. Soak overnight, then drain and rinse. Spread on towels and pat dry.

If using canned chickpeas, drain and rinse, then pat dry on paper towels.

Place the chickpeas in a bowl and add the oil. Stir to coat. Then add the seasoning and stir to coat.

Place the seasoned chickpeas in the basket of an air fryer. Roast 20 minutes at 400°F (200°C), shaking the basket twice during the roasting time. Check for crispness. If not crisp enough, roast an additional 5 to 10 minutes until dry and crisp.

Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool. Test and adjust for salt. Store in an airtight container. If fully dried, they should have a shelf life of several weeks.

If you prefer to prepare your own seasoning mix, here is one I like. It makes a lot; so also use it for spareribs:

½ cup (60g) paprika
¼ cup (50g) salt
¼ cup (40g) celery salt
½ cup packed (90g) brown sugar (dark or light)
½ cup (80g) garlic powder
½ tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
½ tablespoon ground cumin
½ tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground mustard

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